North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) held its passing out parade for 377 officers in the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police and Sub-Inspectors of Police today.
Officers from Assam made up the vast majority of the graduates with 331. There were also 21 from Tripura, nine from Arunachal Pradesh and eight each from Mizoram and Nagaland.
All 377, including 101 female officers, were part of the 52nd basic course batch, which had commenced training on November 15 last year.
Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, reviewed the parade and commissioned these officers into active policing. Anurag Agarwal, Director of NEPA, administered the oath to the trainee officers.
The training curriculum of the basic course is broadly divided into indoor and outdoor subjects. The indoor syllabus comprises three categories – Police Science, Legal Studies and Social Science. The outdoor syllabus includes Drill, Weapons Training, Physical Efficiency, Police Operations and Tactics.
Besides these, Horse Riding, Swimming and Yoga classes are also in the curriculum as a part of training.
During the outdoor training, the trainees are also sent for five days tactics and jungle camp where they carry out Cordon and Search Operations, Field Craft, Ambush and Counter Ambush, Raid, seizure, practical exercise on postings in insurgent areas etc.
As a part of their basic training, different modules on Crime Against Women, Human Trafficking, Juvenile Justice, POCSO and Disaster Management, public speaking and a module on office correspondence, etc were also conducted along with field visits to police stations, the airport, NESAC, etc. After the passing out parade, the Deputy SPs will also undergo an attachment with the army.
Besides the successful completion of basic training, the trainees will also be awarded with a postgraduate diploma in Police Administration and Investigation by Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur.
Since its inception, NEPA has trained 5,022 basic course trainees.
The Assam Chief Minister urged that there is a need to work in synergy to fight against drug trafficking and insurgency.
“The officers participating in the Passing Out Parade have paved a path for themselves. They have completed their training, and each trainee is enthusiastic about contributing to the nation,” he stated.
Sarma also tasked the young officers to be police who work for the poor and needy. He congratulated the young officers for successfully completing the training and distributed the trophies and medals awarded to the trainees for their individual performance during the training period.